Nevermind the fact that #BlackLivesMatter began under President Obama.
He was president for 8 years, yet race relations are the worst they've been in decades, if we're to believe the mainstream media.
Now, Walmart has pledged to donate $100 million to the cause of eradicating "systemic racism."
Though there are no specific policy proposals other than "defund the police," far left radicals are claiming that systemic racism is keeping minorities oppressed.
Walmart, which is worth an estimated $514.405 BILLION dollars, will donate less than a tenth of 1 percent of its value to end racism.
Observers claim that if they were truly serious, they'd donate a lot more.
Oh… did we mention that this $100 million will not be donated this year alone?
It will be spread out over the course of 5 years!
No wonder many online commentators are accusing this of being a tax write-off scheme!
According to Bernie Sanders, Walmart makes $100 million per DAY.
The Walmart CEO Doug McMillon made the announcement to the company's employees online.
It was sent via email.
The Hill has more details on this $100 million donation:
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon is pledging to donate $100 million over five years to create a new center on racial equity following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died as a result of an arrest by Minneapolis police.
In an email to employees Friday, McMillon condemned racial violence and said the company plans to make changes to fight for greater racial equity inside and outside of Walmart.
“The global health crisis has tested all of us in recent months, and the racial violence in the U.S.— in particular, the murder of George Floyd — is tragic, painful and unacceptable,” McMillon wrote in the email.
The Walmart CEO laid out several initiatives the company will undertake, including making the recruitment, development and support of African Americans inside the company “even more of a priority.” The company will also invest in improving fairness, equity and justice in society broadly.
“We will find the natural overlaps between Walmart’s core business and society’s larger needs that perpetuate racism and discrimination,” McMillon wrote. “Specifically, we’re going to focus the power of Walmart on our nation’s financial, healthcare, education and criminal justice systems.”
McMillon said the center focused on racial equity "will seek to advance economic opportunity and healthier living, including issues surrounding the social determinants of health, strengthening workforce development and related educational systems, and support criminal justice reform with an emphasis on examining barriers to opportunity faced by those exiting the system."
Breitbart confirms what many have called "virtue signaling" by Walmart:
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon on Friday condemned “racial violence” and pledged $100 million to “address systematic racism in society head-on and accelerate change.”
In an email sent to employees, McMillon embraced the worldview of the radical left and pledge to fund its goals.
“The global health crisis has tested all of us in recent months, and the racial violence in the U.S. — in particular, the murder of George Floyd — is tragic, painful and unacceptable,” McMillon wrote in the email.
Money doesn't solve everything.
Many people online have said that they would have been more interested in seeing what Walmart is doing to practice equality.
For example: what are its hiring practices? Is everyone getting compensated fairly?
These are fair questions for any company!
Though many in the left try to blame Trump for racial tensions, it's important to remember that Black Lives Matter began under Obama.
In fact, the Washington Post published how Obama failed the movement:
When Obama says, “When you see civilians at risk, you don’t see them as strangers,” I wonder if he’s referring to Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, Rekia Boyd or Aiyana Stanley-Jones. When he tells these police officers, “You see them as your own family, and you lay your life on the line for them,” I’m curious if that family includes the thirteen women sexually assaulted by Daniel Holtzclaw in Oklahoma City, and the thousands more who are afraid to report. “You put others’ safety before your own, you remind us that loving our country means loving one another,” Obama writes, as if he hasn’t seen the video Diamond Reynolds captured in the aftermath of the shooting of Philando Castile, with Reynolds’s 4-year-old daughter in the backseat. Did that officer consider their safety? “Even when some protests you, you protect them,” and images of Ferguson come to mind, where tanks, rubber bullets, and tear gas were deployed to subdue a population.
“What is more patriotic?” Obama asks. It is, indeed, the height of patriotism to protect the American way of violent subjugation of marginalized and oppressed communities.
But that is not what we are saying to police officers. We continue thanking them for their service, for offering us protection, though nearly every day we are presented evidence to the contrary. Somehow in our minds we are able to write off this behavior as that of a few bad apples, separating them out from the institution that offers them the authority and impunity to harass and kill at will.
Of course, Obama has acknowledged the legitimacy of the concerns raised by Black Lives Matter. In other forums, he’s acknowledged that “the African American community is not just making this up. … It’s not something that’s just being politicized. It’s real. We as a society, particularly given our history, have to take this seriously.”
But it’s not enough. These instances of violence are not aberrations; they are the point of policing. Since the days of slave patrols and urban labor uprisings, we have employed police to violently reinforce American hierarchies. If we cannot be honest with police about the nature of their job, then any efforts toward reform are useless.
It appears that companies like Walmart and organizations like the NFL will kneel down to radical rioters and looters.
Rather than implementing positive change, they appear to prefer virtue signaling to the masses.
But the reality is that President Trump has been the most pro-black president EVER according to many black business leaders.
Trump has created an economy that benefits ALL people!
Long after Walmart's $100 million to fight "system racism" is forgotten, Trump's policies will still be making life for all Americans (and yes, that includes black Americans!) better.